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Silk and Cotton

(Traditional way of yielding silk yarn from cocoon) In Lao, the rearing of silk worms starts with the moth, the moths do not fly and after matting, the female lays thousands of eggs and dies.  These eggs hatch within ten to twelve days, and the larvae are reared on picked mulberry leaves.
When the larvae are ready to spin, having moulted four times and approximately four weeks after hatching, their bodies turn pinkish and a bright yellow thread appears around their abdomen.  There is a short period of ten to twelve days before the moths are due to appear from these …